Pityopsis ruthii

ClassificationDicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family (Traditional)Asteraceae
GenusPityopsis
Species:Pityopsis ruthii (Small) Small
Common NameRuths Goldaster; Ruths Grass Leaved Goldenaster
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Yellow; Carpel Number/Pistil: 1; Fruit Complexity: Simple; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Cypsela; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Inflorescence Position: terminal; Inflorescence Types: corymb/cyme/umbel; Inflorescence Types: head; Ovary Position: Inferior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Ovules per Carpel: 1; Perianth Present: Yes; Petal Fusion: Yes; Petal Number: 5; Pistil Complexity: Simple; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: N/A; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 5; Tepal Number: N/A
C value 10
StatusNative; Endangered-US; TN[S1] (State Rank); G1 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Polk (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0044620 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Pityopsis ruthii
UCHT038355 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
UCHT038356 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
31234100282233 Polk Tennessee B. Eugene Wofford
EKY
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Polk Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
N/A Polk Tennessee A. Ruth
UCHT
Pityopsis ruthii
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Pityopsis ruthii - Joey Shaw
Pityopsis ruthii - Joey Shaw
Pityopsis ruthii - Joey Shaw
Pityopsis ruthii - Joey Shaw